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“I was making my way through the wasteland
the road into town passes through
I was changing the radio stations
with my mind on you
oh your friends call you “Lily Paloma”
but that’s not the way that you are
it’s too much of a gentle misnomer
for a shooting star

But you and me baby
I saw you there
straight away I knew
there’s really no hiding
I’ll tell you right now
what we’re gonna do
we’ll go collecting the days
putting the moments away
you’re on my mind like a
song on the radio

I remember the first time I saw you
alone in the dark with a drink
with a candle flame burning before you
and your thoughts closed in
you were staring out into the distance
ot seeming to hear what I said
why did you put up such resistance
like all the lights are red

‘Cause you and me baby
I saw you there

Straight away I knew
there’s really no hiding
I’ll tell you right now
what we’re gonna do
we’ll go collecting the days
putting the moments away
you’re on my mind like a
song on the radio

I don’t know what it was that was painful
but sometimes it’s there in your face
there are times when you just look disdainful
of the human race
ah, but then on the wings of emotion
we circle each other in flight
till together we roll like the ocean
in its bed at night

‘Cause you and me baby
I saw you there
straight away I knew
there’s really no hiding
I’ll tell you right now
what we’re gonna do
we’ll go collecting the days
putting the moments away
you’re on my mind like a
song on the radio
you’re on my mind like a
song on the radio”.

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Al Stewart, Song on the radio – 4:10
(Al Stewart)
Album: Time Passages (1978)
Singolo: “Song on the radio / A man for all seasons” (1979)

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Citazioni.

Song on the Radio is a song written and performed by Al Stewart. The song reached No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 27 on the Cash Box Top 100 and No. 29 on the Canadian pop singles chart in the spring of 1979. The song was a considerably larger Adult Contemporary hit, reaching number 10 on the U.S. AC chart, and spent three weeks at number three on the Canadian AC chart. “Song on the Radio” appeared on his 1978 album, Time Passages. It was produced by Alan Parsons. “The record company asked for a mid-tempo ballad with a saxophone on it, and I was kind of making fun of Arista Records. They wanted a song that could be played on the radio, and very tongue-in-cheek I wrote a song called ‘Song on the Radio‘. I thought they’d be smart enough to see I was actually joking, but of course they didn’t, and they put it out as a single and it made the Top 30, and the joke was on me because I screwed up a preposition” – referring to the opening lines “I was making my way through the wasteland / The road into town passes through” which ends with a preposition – “Worse, I used the same word [through] twice in the same sentence” (Al Stewart).

(Wikipedia, voce Song on the Radio)

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